Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2020

Document Type



Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Jill Scott

Second Advisor

Andrew Huddleston


The color clip chart behavior management system is a classroom staple for many teachers, as it is a simple, quick and effective way to address problematic behavior. But how do students feel about the clip chart? The purpose of this study was to observe and understand student perceptions of the public clip chart method, and to see whether or not student perceptions of the clip chart change when the public aspect is taken away, and a hidden chart is implemented. This study took place in a second-grade classroom composed of 18 regular education students, three English Language Learners, and two students receiving special education services. Data regarding student perceptions were collected from student surveys, student interviews, a teacher interview, and observation notes, and analyzed through qualitative analysis and descriptive statistics. The researcher found that the majority of students expressed a dislike for the clip chart system, whether public or hidden.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.